Classic Thai Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

February 6, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Classic Thai Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

Classic Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is a popular and authentic Thai dish. The chicken is marinated in a flavorful mixture of brown sugar, five spice powder, cumin, garlic, turmeric, coconut milk, fish sauce, and curry powder. Then, the chicken is grilled and served with a delicious peanut sauce.

To make the peanut sauce, simply mix together coconut milk, water, peanut butter, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a saucepan over low heat. Cook until the sauce is smooth and heated through.

To make the cucumber salad, combine sliced cucumber, minced garlic cloves, thinly sliced shallots, thinly sliced red onion, fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, and chopped Thai chili in a bowl. Mix well and let marinate for at least one hour before serving.

To serve:

Grill the chicken skewers over high heat for 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve the chicken skewers immediately with the peanut sauce and cucumber salad.


2 lbs of chicken breasts cut to bite size set aside
1 ½ to 2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of 5 spices powder
1 tablespoon of cumin
3 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 to 2 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of curry powder

For Peanut sauce

1/4 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoon of peanut butter
Mix in a sauce pan on low heat the following ingredients

Mix in a sauce pan on low heat the following ingredients

For cucumber salad

1 small sliced cucumber (1 cup)
2 minced garlic cloves
2 thinly sliced shallots
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of vinegar
2 Thai chili chop

Directions to make Classic Thai Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

  1. Mix and marinate all the ingredients with chicken for at least 3 hours for flavor
  2. Grill the meat on high heat for 4 minutes each side depend on how thick or thin your cut is until it all done
  3. Turn the heat off ( note chicken sate get dry quickly, cook when you ready to serve)
  4. For cucumber salad, mix all ingredients and adjust everything to your taste for an hour before serve, keep in the fridge


Related Recipe: Cambodian Classic Yellow Chicken Curry

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1341

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏56g 20%
Cholesterol ‏406mg 135%
Total Fat ‏63g 81%
Saturated Fat ‏25g 125%
Dietary Fiber ‏15g 54%
Protein ‏144g 288%
Sodium ‏1581mg 69%
Sugars ‏28g 56%


30 min


15 min




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